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The stories of advent are among my favorite when it comes to exploring calling on our lives.  Men and women walking their everyday lives… priests, young girls, old women, shepherds, astronomers– going about their lives on the treadmill of whatever the equivalent of the “American dream” was for a middle Eastern Jew… get yourself a wife […]
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A handful of times in our lives you will find yourself in the midst of a perfect life storm. Usually there is a precipitating crisis:   Cancer.  Infidelity.  Bankrupcy.  Infertility.  A shattered dream.  Depression.  A major accident.  Divorce.   But it’s not usually just one major thing imploding… it’s a half dozen crises on multiple frontal at […]
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A few years ago, I was in a season of confronting a lie I had internalized from the time I was very young.   Frankly, I felt like I had rooted out that lie several times before (and I had!).   I would feel incredible freedom then suddenly in a different situation – bam– the lie would […]
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Some life transitions begin with a “bomb”.  These are the experiences that can usually be traced to an exact moment.  The car accident that caused a head injury.  The phone call announcing a death.  The moment when your spouse announces out of the blue that she never loved you.  The discovery of a deeply hidden family […]
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Restlessness makes a fairly common appearance at our house.  Maybe it’s because my husband and I are both idealists (things could be better – let’s fix them!) or strategists (things could run better – let’s help them!), or lovers of adventure (I’m bored – let’s do something crazy!) but learning to identify the role of […]
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Life is really just a series of stages of development.  From the compact season of childhood where a stage may last just a few weeks or months to the the latter stages of life where a stage may last a decade – we are constantly changing – our bodies, our understanding of the world, our […]
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